Driven beyond convention.

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Simple ingredients.

Ford’s Government Affairs 18,000-SF office reflects the company’s history, future, and brand pillars: electrification, autonomy and mobility, while also offering stylish event, ample meeting, and smart work space.

“Wingate Hughes delivered on the vision,” said Ziad Ojakli, group vice president of government and community relations at Ford Motor Co. “It was important that our space reflected both our past and our future. From the location overlooking the National Archives to the sleek design, Wingate Hughes showcases Ford’s role in American history and nods to the exciting work ahead of us.”

The reception area’s alcove bench seating conveys nostalgic memories of Ford’s 1950’s cars, and their drive towards the future is seen in the 360-degree radial ceiling stretching across the floating conference room.

Inspiring design.

Wingate Hughes’ 1620 L Street, NW third-floor re-design converts the formerly underutilized space into a differentiator for the entire Washington, DC. building.

“Wingate Hughes took our concept of providing a never-before seen amenity and brought it to life,” said JLL Managing Director Doug Mueller. “We think this is the tip of the spear as the response from the tenant community was overwhelmingly positive.”

Letting go of all traditional window and door ideas, the common space opens to an an impressive infinity office area via a 23-foot custom-glass garage wall.

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Make design taste good.

“The design not only represents our creative and whimsical brand, but its flexible layout allows us to host numerous industry events without negatively impacting the core work of our client teams,” said Matthew Zabuld, partner at Beekeeper Group.